Butternut Squash and Black Bean Tostadas


A vegetarian main course that's good for you.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
10 tostadas



  • 1 medium butternut squash - peeled, seeded, and chopped into small cubes

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

Black Beans:

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, drained

  • 5 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin

  • 1 pound fresh spinach

  • 10 corn tortillas

  • 2 tablespoons chipotle-lime crema, or to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  2. Toss butternut squash with olive oil, garlic, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Spread evenly over a large rimmed baking sheet.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until squash is tender and just starting to brown at the edges, 25 to 35 minutes.

  4. While squash is baking, empty beans into a small pot over low heat. Add garlic and cumin; stir well and continue to warm for a few minutes until heated through. Turn off heat, cover, and set aside.

  5. Heat 1 to 2 tablespoons of water in a large skillet over medium heat. Add as much spinach as can fit. Sprinkle with salt, stir, and cook until spinach starts to wilt. Add additional spinach as it cooks down and makes more room. Cook, stirring occasionally, until all spinach is wilted, 3 to 5 minutes.

  6. Top tortillas with the squash, beans, and spinach. Drizzle crema over tostadas.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

228 Calories
4g Fat
43g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 228
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 397mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 16%
Dietary Fiber 11g 40%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 42mg 211%
Calcium 165mg 13%
Iron 4mg 24%
Potassium 1022mg 22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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